Lutheran Churches in Early Modern Europe

Author(s): 
Spicer, Andrew
ISBN: 
9780754665830
Date published: 
March 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£75.00

Until recently the impact of the Lutheran Reformation has been largely regarded in political and socio-economic terms, yet for most people it was not the abstract theological debates that had the greatest impact upon their lives, but the physical alterations made to their local parish church. This collection of essays provides a coherent and interdisciplinary investigation of the impact that the Lutheran Reformation had on the appearance, architecture and arrangement of early modern churches. By focusing on ecclesiastical 'material culture' the collection helps to place the art and architecture of Lutheran places of worship into the historical, political and theological context of early modern Europe.